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Catawba Alumnus to Open Cigar Shop in 110-Year-Old House

July 15, 2011

Category: Alumni

By Emily Ford,

A cigar store will open in a 110-year-old Victorian cottage in downtown Salisbury, thanks to a $41,000 grant from the state.

Gov. Bev Perdue announced Thursday Salisbury will receive a Main Street Solutions Fund grant to help pay for the $124,000 rehabilitation of the house at 213 S. Lee St. near the Norvell Theater, behind City Hall.

Darren Moody, a Catawba College graduate who lives in Salisbury, plans to open The Perfect Smoke in six to nine months. Downtown Salisbury Inc., which owns the house, is looking for a buyer to renovate the property to Moody’s specifications. Read more...


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